Derbyshire pupils encouraged to act on recycling

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REDUCING, re-using and recycling are the themes of a play touring local schools from next month.

Waste Watchers is a play which explores different attitudes and issues surrounding the rubbish we generate and the ways it is dealt with.

Derbyshire County Council has arranged for the Gibber Theatre Company to perform the play at 38 secondary schools around the county for the third year running.

Year 8 pupils will take part in workshops to further explore the messages and focus on changes students can make to reduce waste in their everyday lives.

Coun John Allsop, Derbyshire County Council’s cabinet member for technology and recycling, said: “It’s a dynamic and very entertaining way of encouraging pupils to reduce, reuse and recycle their waste and forms part of our wider strategy to increase our recycling rate from 42 per cent currently to 55 per cent by 2020.”

Local performances include: 3rd February, Alfreton Grange Arts College; 1st March, Alfreton Park Special School; 6th March, Frederick Gent School, South Normanton; 16th March, The Bolsover School; 26th March, Shirebrook Academy; 29th March; Stubbin Wood Special School, Langwith Junction; 30th March, Tibshelf Community School Specialist Sports College.